Category Archives: Meditation

Seven Emergent Questions in Giftivism

Nipun Mehta, a friend and colleague in ServiceSpace community circles, recently returned from a four-month journey through India sharing Giftivism. He wrote an inspiring blog post sharing his travel stories about seven emergent questions that came up during his visit, … Continue reading

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Hummingbird Day

looking down the palm tree driveway toward entrance by greenkozi This afternoon I walked with my companion dogs Jimmy and Alice to one of our favorite destinations in the neighborhood just a long block away — Central Reservoir Park, a … Continue reading

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Universal Foundations to Wellness

January is National Financial Wellness Month. In collaboration with my mentor, Coach Helene Van Manen, we focused in on this theme during this first month of 2014. It’s a great time of year to take a fresh look at our … Continue reading

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Dreaming Time

A couple of weeks of a rich and wonderful personal retreat into radical self-care at the end of 2013 made for a gentle and satisfying transition into 2014. Simply Being with my Self and Slowing Way Down can be a … Continue reading

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2014 Cosmic Initiation: Saying “Yes”

SonOfJordan / Foter.com / CC BY-NC With clear skies many nights of this end-of-year personal retreat, I make time to go out and look at the cosmos in the middle of the night and ponder my place. A powerful dance … Continue reading

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A Full Moon In Each Eye

Werner Kunz / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-SA “Admit something. Everyone you see, you say to them “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud: Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, This great … Continue reading

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Dance Me Up

holy dance days sweat out sadness bliss throbs pink heart holy day awake again movement saves meditation heals keep moving up light beckons pink light bliss groovin’ to higher ground hell stinks rotten like old blood like fixed patterns stagnant … Continue reading

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Day Five: An End and A New Beginning

Day Five marks the end of this shared exploration of Thich Nhat Hahn‘s poem with Coach Helene Van Manen. It’s also a bright and lovely first day of autumn in the San Francisco Bay Area, following a much-needed cleansing rain … Continue reading

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A Life Without Struggle? Day Four

Thich Nhat Hahn’s fourth line of his poem says, There is no need to run, strive, search, or struggle.  I haven’t posted for the past two days because I intentionally chose NOT to strive to get it done. And because … Continue reading

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A Cosmic Dance with Mentor Helene: Day One

With Autumn Equinox approaching at the end of this week, I willingly let go into an invitation and cyber-cosmic dance with beloved Mentor Coach Helene Van Manen (via her iRetreat blog and this Femme Fire blog). Coach Helene, Buddhist Master … Continue reading

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